Houston Rockets’ Ty Lawson Improves

By Joshua Van Horn

As the Houston Rockets continue to struggle, point guard Ty Lawson begins to find his way.

At the start of the season, few would have predicted that the Rockets trials would outlast Lawson’s poor play. In fact, many of us believed Lawson was the problem, and that if the Rockets would just decrease Lawson’s playing time that they would then return to their 2014-2015 form.

A couple of months into the season, Lawson has come around, but the Rocket team that made it to last season’s Western Conference finals is still nowhere to be found.

After having to serve a league mandated two-game suspension for his DUI arrest last January, Lawson has put together a string of four solid games in which he has averaged 10 points and 4 assists in 25 minutes.

With a little more playing time, Lawson may be able to get those numbers up to where we expected them to be at the start of the season. Because of his abysmal start, however, its been since November 14th that Lawson has played 30 minutes in a game.

Watching tape on Ty Lawson. He's reading the defense and making the right decision. Been phenomenal running the offense for second-unit.

— Rockets Insider (@Rockets_Insider) December 30, 2015

Lawson has looked good as of late. Even though the Rockets continue to lose, seeing Lawson improve has been the most excited I have been about Rockets’ basketball all season. In the Rockets loss to Atlanta Tuesday night, Lawson had the offense flowing smoothly with or without James Harden on the floor.

As the Rockets continue to demonstrate inconsistency, let’s hope Lawson’s improved play can help the Rockets figure out what is going on.

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